*This is a collaborative post*
It's the 21st century, and the traditional, nuclear family is dead. If it ever existed in the first place, that is. The stereotypical couple and dependant children have been replaced by single parents, step-parents, and half-siblings; in a much more complex family set-up than before. And if proof were needed of the changing makeup of the modern family, 15% of people surveyed by Slater & Gordon have at least one step-sibling! Times, they are a-changing. But whether your family is large or small, traditional or totally modern, there's one thing we can all agree on; Christmas is all about family.